KUWAIT: A mother pours hot water on her daughter, and another burns her daughter’s body with cigarettes, while a third child cannot sit properly because her back has burns all-over due to injuries caused by her own parent.
These cases are real and have been documented by Ministry of Education staff members, prompting officials to form a joint committee between the education and health ministries in order to stop those violations, maintain children’s rights and protect them against domestic violence.
Education Ministry’s Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari formed the committee and gave it the duty of collecting stats related to violence against children, and prepare an integrated database about violence cases. This helps examine the cases and present rules and basics of awareness campaigns and preventive programs for schools with regards to child protection. – Al-Rai